The US keeps up urging the World to respect the human rights and bring before court the countries that, in the US’s judgment, violate such rights. However, the governing finger of the Bush administration in such maneuvers couldn’t be clearer. On the other hand, the recent allegation made by the European Parliament in order to implement a serious investigation on the case of US secret jails in Europe proves that neo-cons have trespassed on the limit in this issue.
In the “Developed” West, human rights are so sacred that nothing justifies their violation. So, a foreigner disrespectful of any single law – out of ignorance of it, for example – must immediately stand trial pursuant to the “nothing-justifies-ignoring-the-law” rule. Additionally, according to West regimes, such same rules should not be adopted by “underdeveloped” nations. In that context, Australia for instance condemned Singapore – a most respectful state of the human rights in the world – when Singapore issued a death penalty against an Australian criminal who had killed several Singaporean citizens.
Signals of deterioration, and even of the failure of the US foreign policy adopted by the neo-cons and their dictator Bush, are detected in a number of appearances and statements such as those made by Ms. Condoleeza Rice, when she asked the European countries to ignore the issue of the secret jails. Likewise the Bush administration tries to disregard, among others, the scandal linked to Donald Rumsfeld about the publication of articles written by US officials in Iraqi papers, which are aimed at improving the image of the occupation forces in Iraq.
I have been unable to investigate or ask any of our friends at the US embassy if the US history has ever recorded a case of dismissal of its president because of lack of ability to rule the country. This is a most cherished wish I have and the time is right for this to happen, knowing that the reputation of the current White House occupant Mr. Bush – the pious president – has terribly worsened.

Al Watan (Kuwait)

سياسة رعناء”, by Ahmed Youssef Al Daiij, Al Watan, December 4, 2005.